The BMW M8 Competition badge can now be ordered in the UK and you might want to check your balance before you do. The pricing for the M8 Competition Coupe starts at £123,435 and goes up to £130,435 for the Convertible version which is quite a bit of money. Luckily, the two come fitted with a lot of standard kit for the money and, looking at the rivals they have to face, they are still pretty competitively priced.

Unfortunately, if you’re thinking about getting a non-Competition model and save some money, I’m sorry to report BMW doesn’t offer standard M8 models on the UK market. All you can get at the Competition versions with 625 PS and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque. That seems to be the case for every M car on sale in the UK right now.

The rivals the M8 Competition has to face are, as I already said, more expensive. The S63 AMG Coupe starts at £133,500 while the Mercedes-AMG S63 Convertible starts at £138,500, both being a bit more than their BMW counterparts and a bit slower as well. Then there are the Bentley and Aston Martin alternatives you might be looking at but they are, to be honest, in a different league, at least price-wise.

Standard kit includes the M Sport seats, folding rear seats, automatic boot lid operation, a rollover protection system, wind deflector, air collars integrated into the seatbacks for the Convertible models as well as the BMW Professional Live Cockpit, iDrive 7.0, adaptive suspension, head-up display and the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant among many many others. If you’re looking for a four-door M8 Competition, you can go for the BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition, pricing for it starting at £120,935, making it the most affordable M8 in the UK.